Public Safety | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Public Safety

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Lawmakers Look Into Tactical Response To Navy Yard Shooting

Officers with a specialized unit trained to respond to mass shooting events are asking why they were told to stand down during Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Launches Citywide Effort To End Bullying

This school year will be the first in which the city's new anti-bullying policy goes into effect.

WAMU 88.5

Interactive Video Aims To Improve Hiring For Veterans

We visit the set of a a new interactive video aiming to smooth out the hiring process for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

WAMU 88.5

The Navy Yard: The History Of A D.C. Landmark Touched By Tragedy

The Navy Yard has been a part of Washington's landscape since the city's earliest days — and was critical in protecting the District during the War of 1812.
WAMU 88.5

The Navy Yard Shootings And The Debate Over Gun Control

Monday's shooting in D.C.'s Navy Yard was followed by shock, horror, and, for many, a new call for tougher gun control.

WAMU 88.5

This Week On Metro Connection: The Navy Yard And Beyond

This week we reflect on Monday's shooting at D.C.'s Navy Yard, explore an interactive video aimed at helping veterans get jobs, and continue our series on the future of Smith Island.

WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Aftermath Of The Navy Yard Shootings

It's your turn to weigh in with questions, comments and thoughts on the week's headlines.

WAMU 88.5

Collective Indifference? How Society Responds To Tragedy

Kojo explores our collective response to the Navy Yard shootings and how we process grief amid repeated mass tragedies.

WAMU 88.5

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Who Gets Security Clearances And Why?

Monday's violence at the Washington Navy Yard prompted many questions about how the suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, was able to get the security clearance to enter the installation. Kojo talks with experts about the background checks required for government security clearances and explores why an individual like the alleged shooter may have passed the test.

WAMU 88.5

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Coordinating Police Response To Navy Yard Shooting

A federal emergency management expert talks about why workers at Navy Yard were instructed to shelter in plce instead of fleeing and whether military installations are uniquely prepared to handle a situation like this.